About Jazz Fiddle: The AABA Form:
What do “I Got Rhythm”, “So What, Cherokee”, “Caravan”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, and “A Night In Tunisia” all have in common? Two things: they’re all popular tunes for jazz musicians to play, and they all have an AABA structure. In this lesson we’ll take a look at several AABA tunes and strategize ways to build a compelling solo over the entire arc of 32 bars (and, at the same time, how not to get lost in the middle of the tune!).